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Marine research at the Department of ecology, environment and plant Sciences

Research at the department addresses both basic and applied science, with a focus on the Baltic Sea, but also with research on the Swedish west coast, Africa, Central America and Southeast Asia.

Publications from the Department

Author Title Year
Sara A. O. Cousins, Åsa Eriksson, Daniel Franzen
Reconstructing past land use and vegetation patterns using palaeogeographical and archaeological data : A focus on grasslands in Nynas by the Baltic Sea in south-eastern Sweden 2013
Sofia A. Wikström, Torgny von Wachenfeldt, Lena Kautsky
Establishment of the exotic species Fucus evanescens C. Ag. (Phaeophyceae) in Öresund, Southern Sweden 2004
Martin Isaeus
Factors structuring Fucus communities at open and complex coastlines in the Baltic Sea 2004
Sofia A. Wikström
Marine Seaweed Invasions : the Ecology of Introduced Fucus evanescens 2004
Elena Gorokhova, Towe Fagerberg, Sture Hansson
Predation by herring (Clupea harengus) and sprat (Sprattus sprattus) on Cercopagis pengoi in a wastern Baltic Sea bay 2009
Elena Gorokhova, Sture Hansson, Helena Höglander,
et al.
Stable isotopes show food web changes after invasion by the predatory cladoceran Cercopagis pengoi in a Baltic Sea bay 2009
Sara Jonasson
Monitoring the cellular phosphate status in bloom-forming cyanobacteria of the Baltic Sea 2006
Joakim Hansen
Distribution patterns of macroinvertebrates in vegetated shallow soft-bottom bays of the Baltic Sea 2008
Hanna Axemar
An experimental study of plant habitat choices by macroinvertebrates in brackish soft-bottom bays 2008
Sofia A. Wikström, Lena Kautsky
Structure and diversity of invertebrate communities in the presence and absence of canopy-forming Fucus vesiculosus in the Baltic Sea 2007
Simina Vintila, Rehab El-Shehawy
Ammonium ions inhibit nitrogen fixation but do not affect heterocyst frequency in the bloom-forming cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena strain AV1. 2007
J Lesutiene, Elena Gorokhova, ZR Gasiunaite,
et al.
Isotopic evidence for zooplankton as an important food source for a coastal mysid Paramysis lacustris in the Curonian Lagoon, south-eastern Baltic Sea 2007
Johannes Sandberg, Linda Kumblad, Ulrik Kautsky
Can ECOPATH with ECOSIM enhance models of radionuclide flows in food webs? – An example for C-14 in a coastal food web in the Baltic Sea 2007
Susanna Hajdu, Helena Höglander, Ulf Larsson
Phytoplankton vertical distributions and composition in Baltic Sea cyanobacterial blooms 2007
Matti Kahru, Oleg Savchuk, Ragnar Elmgren
Satellite measurements of cyanobacterial bloom frequency in the Baltic Sea: interannual and spatial variability 2007
Oleg Savchuk, Fredrik Wulff
Modeling the Baltic sea eutrophication in a decision support system 2007
Sture Hansson, Olle Hjerne, C Harvey,
et al.
Managing Baltic Sea fisheries under contrasting production and predation regimes: ecosystem model analyses 2007
Sonja Råberg, Lena Kautsky
A comparative biodiversity study of the associated fauna of perennial fucoids and filamentous algae 2008
M Lehtiniemi, J-P Pääkkönen, J Flinkman,
et al.
Distribution and abundance of the American comb jelly (Mnemiopsis leidyi) – A rapid invasion to the northern Baltic Sea during 2007 2008
Andrey Tatarenkov, Rita B Jönsson, Lena Kautsky,
et al.
Gentic structure in populations of Fucus vesiculosus (Phaeophyceae) over spatial scales from 10 m to 800 km 2008
Emil Vahtera, BG Gustafsson, H Kuosa,
et al.
Internal ecosystem feedbacks enhance nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria blooms and complicate management in the Baltic Sea 2007
Jakob Walve, Ulf Larsson
Blooms of Baltic Sea Aphanizomenon sp. (Cyanobacteria) collapse after internal phosphorus depletion 2007
Fredrik Wulff, Oleg Savchuk, Alexander Sokolov,
et al.
Management options and effects on a marine ecosystem: assessing the future of the Baltic Sea 2007
Christoph Humborg, C-M Mörth, M Sundbom,
et al.
Riverine transport of biogenic elements to the Baltic Sea – past and possible future perspectives 2007
Agnes Karlson, Gustaf Almqvist, KE Skóra,
et al.
Indications of competition between non-indigenous round goby and native flounder in the Baltic Sea 2007
Karl Lilja
Regional differences in biomarker responses in Baltic Sea blue mussels (Mytilus sp.) 2007
Francisco Nascimento
The effects of settling cyanobacterial blooms on meiofaunal assemblages of the Baltic Sea 2007
A Jaanus, A Andersson, Susanna Hajdu,
et al.
Shifts in the Baltic Sea summer phytoplankton communities in 1992-2006 2007
Andreas Prevodnik, Johanna Gardeström, Karl Lilja,
et al.
Oxidative stress in response to xenobiotics in the blue mussel Mytilus edulis L.: Evidence for variation along a natural salinity gradient of the Baltic Sea 2007
Johannes Sandberg
Cross-ecosystem analyses of pelagic food web structure and processes in the Baltic Sea 2007
Andreas Prevodnik, Karl Lilja, T Bollner
Benzo[a]pyrene up-regulates the expression of the proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and mulitxenobiotic resistance polyglycoprotein (P-gp) in Baltic Sea blue mussels (Mytilus edulis L.) 2007
Christoph Humborg, Carl-Magnus Mörth, M. Sundbom,
et al.
Riverine transport of biogenic elements to the Baltic Sea : Past and possible future perspectives 2007
C-M Mörth, Christoph Humborg, Hanna Eriksson Hägg,
et al.
Modeling riverine nutrient transport to the Baltic Sea: A large-scale approach 2007
Sonja Råberg
Trophic effects on the maintenance of biodiversity in the Fucus zone 2007
Lisa Almesjö
Filamentous cyanobacteria in the Baltic Sea - spatiotemporal patterns and nitrogen fixation 2007
Andreas Prevodnik, Johanna Gardeström, Karl Lilja,
et al.
Oxidative stress in response to xenobiotics in the blue mussel Mytilus edulis L: Evidence for variation along a natural salinity gradient of the Baltic Sea 2007
Andreas Prevodnik
The use of protein biomarkers in ecotoxicology : Studies of oxidative and genotoxic stress in the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) 2007
Andreas Prevodnik, Karl Lilja, Tomas Bollner
Benzo[a]pyrene up-regulates the expression of the proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and multixenobiotic resistance polyglycoprotein (P-gp) in Baltic Sea blue mussels (Mytilus edulis L.) 2007
A. M. L. Karlsson, G. Almqvist, K. E. Skóra,
et al.
Indications of competition between non-indigenous round goby and native flounder in the Baltic Sea. 2008
U. Ohlendieck, K. Gundersen, M. Meyerhoefer,
et al.
The significance of nitrogen fixation to new production during early summer in the Baltic Sea 2011
Peter Haglund, Anna Malmvärn, Sture Bergek,
et al.
Brominated dibenzo-p-dioxins - A new class of marine toxins? 2007
Pia Norling, Nils Kautsky
Patches of the mussel Mytilus sp. are islands of high biodiversity in subtidal sediment habitats in the Baltic Sea 2009
T.O. Höök, E. Gorokhova, S. Hansson
RNA:DNA ratios of Baltic herring larvae and copepods in embayment and open sea habitats. 2008
Maria H. Thorsson, Jenny E. Hedman, Jonas S. Gunnarsson,
et al.
Effects of settling organic matter on the bioaccumulation of cadmium and BDE-99 by Baltic Sea benthic invertebrates. 2008
M. Lehtiniemi, E. Gorokhova
Predation of the introduced cladoceran Cercopagis pengoi on the calanoid copepod Eurytemora affinis in the Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea. 2008
J. Lesutiene, E. Gorokhova, Z.R. Gasiunaite,
et al.
Role of mysid seasonal migrations in the organic matter transfer in the Curonian Lagoon, south-eastern Baltic Sea. 2008
L. Riemann, C. Leitet, T. Pommier,
et al.
The Native Bacterioplankton Community in the Central Baltic Sea is Influenced by Freshwater Bacterial Species. 2008
Sigrid Z. Ehrenberg, Gunilla Ejdung
Daily activity pattern of the sand goby, Pomatoschistus minutus (Pisces), at low light intensity. 2008
Agnes M.L. Karlson
Benthic-pelagic coupling in the northern Baltic Sea: the link between settling cyanobacterial blooms and macrobenthos. 2008
Maria Thorsson
Role of organic matter on the fate of contaminants in the Baltic Sea benthic ecosystems. 2008
Carl Rolff, Ragnar Elmgren, M. Voss
Deposition of nitrogen and phosphorus on the Baltic Sea: Seasonal patterns and nitrogen isotope composition. 2008
Gunilla Ejdung, Lars Byren, Ann-Kristin Wiklund,
et al.
Uptake of diatoms in Baltic Sea macrozoobenthos during short-term exposure to severe and moderate hypoxia. 2008
D.C. Pierson, S. Kratzer, N. Strömbeck,
et al.
Relationship between the attenuation of downwelling irradiance at 490 nm with the attenuation of PAR (400nm- 700nm) in the Baltic Sea. 2008
Antonia Sandman
Long term trends in Baltic Sea phytobenthic communities – a large scale approach. 2008
S. Hajdu, S. Hällfors, S. Gromisz,
et al.
Unusual phytoplankton event during winter-spring 2007-2008. 2008
Sara Jonasson, Simina Vintila, Kaarina Sivonen,
et al.
Expression of the nodularin synthetase genes in the Baltic Sea bloom-former cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena strain AV1. 2009
Jenny Degerholm, Kjell Gundersen, Birgitta Bergman,
et al.
Seasonal significance of N2 fixation in coastal and offshore waters of the northwestern Baltic Sea 2009
Linda Kumblad, Clare Bradshaw
Element composition of biota, water and sediment in the Forsmark area, Baltic Sea: Concentrations, bioconcentration factors and partitioning coefficients (Kd) of 48 elements 2009
P. Snoeijs, K. Kononen, J. Umegård
International publication of Baltic Sea science 2002-2006. 2008
Joakim Hansen, Gustav Johansson
Grunda havsvikar längs Sveriges kust : Mellanårsvariationer i undervattensvegetation och fiskyngelförekomst 2008
Sigrid Z. Ehrenberg
The neglected ecology of the sand goby: Abundance and feeding in the Baltic sublittoral 2008
Maria H Thorsson, Jenny E Hedman, Clare Bradshaw,
et al.
Effects of settling organic matter on the bioaccumulation of cadmium and BDE-99 by Baltic Sea benthic invertebrates 2008
Jenny E Hedman
Fate of contaminants in Baltic Sea sediment ecosystems : the role of bioturbation 2008
Johanna Gardeström, Ricardo Pereyra, Carl André
Gardeström J., Pereyra R., André C. Characterization of six microsatellite loci in the Baltic Blue mussel Mytilus trossulus and cross-species amplification in North Sea Mytilus edulis 2008
Johanna Gardeström
Coping with environmental stress : from the individual and population perspective 2008
Gustaf Almqvist
Round goby Neogobius melanostomus in the Baltic Sea – Invasion Biology in practice 2008
Carl Lilja, Andreas Prevodnik, Johanna Gardeström,
et al.
Regional differences in mRNA responses in blue mussels within the Baltic proper 2011
Agnes Karlson, Francisco Nascimento, Ragnar Elmgren
Incorporation and burial of carbon from settling cyanobacterial blooms by deposit-feeding macrofauna 2009
Jenny E. Hedman, Clare Bradshaw, Maria H. Thorsson,
et al.
Fate of contaminants in Baltic Sea sediments : role of bioturbation and settling organic matter 2008
Anna Malmvärn, Yngve Zebühr, Lena Kautsky,
et al.
Hydroxylated and methoxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers and polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins in red alga and cyanobacteria living in the Baltic Sea 2008
Christoph Humborg, Erik Smedberg, Miguel Rodriguez Medina,
et al.
Changes in dissolved silicate loads to the Baltic Sea : The effects of lakes and reservoirs 2009
Sara Jonasson, Johan Eriksson, Lotta Berntzon,
et al.
A novel cyanobacterial toxin (BMAA) with potential neurodegenerative effects 2009
Yuri Artioli, Jana Friedeich, Alison J. Gilbert,
et al.
Nutrient budgets for European seas: A measure of the effectiveness of nutrient reduction policies. 2008
Maria Granberg, Jonas Gunnarsson, Jenny Hedman,
et al.
Bioturbation-Driven Release of Organic Contaminants from Baltic Sea Sediments Mediated by the Invading Polychaete Marenzelleria neglecta. 2008
F.J.A. Nascimento, A.M.L. Karlson, R. Elmgren
Settling blooms of filamentous cyanobacteria as food for meiofauna assemblages. 2008
Joakim Hansen, Sofia Wikström, Lena Kautsky
Effects of water exchange and vegetation on the macroinvertebrate fauna composition of shallow land-uplift bays in the Baltic Sea 2008
Gunilla Ejdung, Elsina Flach, Lars Byrén,
et al.
Predation by crustaceans on native and non-native Baltic clams 2009
Simina Vintila
Functional genomics of the Baltic Sea cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena in relation to nitrogen fixation, heterocyst differentiation and toxin production 2009
Kajsa Mellbrand
The Spider and the Sea : Effects of marine subsidies on the role of spiders in terrestrial food webs 2009
Pia Norling
Importance of blue mussels for biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in subtidal habitats 2009
Towe Holmborn
Zooplankton growth and trophic linkages : Implications for fish feeding conditions in the Baltic Sea 2009
Marc Andersen Borg
Non-indigenous zooplankton : the role of predatory cladocerans and of copepods in trophic dynamics 2009
Gunnar Thorsén, Hanna Ericson, Linda Kumblad
Quantification of human pharmaceuticals in Baltic Sea blue mussels 2010
Niklas B. Sjöberg, Erik Petersson, Håkan Wickström,
et al.
Effects of the swimbladder parasite Anguillicola crassus on the migration of European silver eels Anguilla anguilla in the Baltic Sea 2015
Britas Klemens Eriksson, Lars Ljunggren, Alfred Sandström,
et al.
Declines in predatory fish promote bloom-forming macroalgae. 2010
Lena Kautsky, Ricardo Pereyra, Lena Bergström,
et al.
Rapid speciation in a newly opened postglacial marine environment, the Baltic Sea 2010
Anna Ulanova, Svenja Busse, Pauli Snoeijs
COASTAL DIATOM-ENVIRONMENT RELATIONSHIPS IN THE BRACKISH BALTIC SEA 2009
Abigail McQuatters-Gollop, Alison J. Gilbert, Laurence D. Mee,
et al.
How well do ecosystem indicators communicate the effects of anthropogenic eutrophication? 2009
Francisco Nascimento, Agnes Karlson, Johan Näslund,
et al.
Settling cyanobacterial blooms do not improve growth conditions for soft bottom meiofauna 2009
Jenny E. Hedman, Julia Stempa Tocca, Jonas S. Gunnarsson
Remobilization of Polychlorinated Biphenyl from Baltic Sea Sediment: Comparing the Roles of Bioturbation and Physical Resuspension 2009
Elena Gorokhova
Toxic cyanobacteria Nodularia spumigena in the diet of Baltic mysids: evidence from molecular diet analysis. 2009
Annica M. Sundström, Anke Kremp, Niels Daugbjerg,
et al.
GYMNODINIUM COROLLARIUM SP. NOV. (DINOPHYCEAE)—A NEW COLD-WATER DINOFLAGELLATE RESPONSIBLE FOR CYST SEDIMENTATION EVENTS IN THE BALTIC SEA 2009
N. B. Sjöberg, E. Petersson, H. Wickström,
et al.
Effects of the swimbladder parasite Anguillicola crassus on the migration of European silver eels Anguilla anguilla in the Baltic Sea 2009
Elena Gorokhova, Maiju Lehtiniemi, Satu Viitasalo-Frosen,
et al.
Molecular evidence for the occurrence of Mertensia ovum in the northern Baltic Sea and implications for the status of Mnemiopsis leidyi invasion. 2009
Oleg P. Savchuk, Fredrik Wulff
Long-term modeling of large-scale nutrient cycles in the entire Baltic Sea 2009
Susanne Kratzer, Paul Tett
Using bio-optics to investigate the extent of coastal waters : A Swedish case study 2009
E Breitbarth, J Gelting, Jakob Walve,
et al.
Dissolved iron (II) in the Baltic Sea surface water and implications for cyanobacterial bloom development 2009
Daniel J. Conley, Svante Björck, Erik Bonsdorff,
et al.
Hypoxia-Related Processes in the Baltic Sea 2009
Jenny E Hedman, Julia Stempa Tocca, Jonas S Gunnarsson
Remobilization of PCB from Baltic Sea sediment: comparing the roles of bioturbation and physical resuspension 2008
M. Bjorklund, G. Almqvist
Is it possible to infer the number of colonisation events from genetic data alone? 2010

Marine research at the University ...

Stockholm University is leading in Baltic Sea research, especially in ecosystem research, research on organic contaminants, natural resource management and the use of ecological modeling to support environmental management.

... is carried out at many Departments

The marine research is a part of the University's Leading Research Areas: Climate, Seas and Environment.